Lamborn Responds to Signing of So-Called Stimulus Bill
"I welcome President Obama to Colorado and appreciate his focus on energy production in our state. However, I am troubled by the contradictory message the administration is sending on energy production and job creation.
"The president’s new Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, recently canceled oil and gas leases in Utah, despite a seven-year comprehensive, open, and public land management planning process. Secretary Salazar’s decision will prohibit responsible access to more than 130,000 acres of land containing a significant source of American energy. It also will stifle much needed economic development in the West.
"It makes absolutely no sense to take more American energy off the table. Our country desperately needs more, not less, energy from both traditional and renewable sources." – Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)